Friday, March 2, 2012

Tippy Tips: CLASH OF THE PATTERNS










Hi ya'll!

It's weekend already! So today we give you our first fashion-tips series, called the "Tippy Tips". :) Sounds a little bit too jiggy, huh? Well, we are kinda, when we browsed the net and found tons of inspiring outfit photos from around the world. Just like fingerprint, each has its own unique touch. You will see some of them if you continue to read this post, as we round them for our first Tippy Tips on how to wear full pattern outfit. Ergo, keep scrolling down! ;)








Yes, the first thing to heed is how to choose your patterns mix. Perhaps you've seen it before, that if you wear it right, conflicting patterns such as polka dots and stripes, or even abstracts and floral, would be a great mix to state your fashion sense. There are at least two ways to mix your pattern choices. The first one is for you to combine smaller pattern piece of clothing (ie. your outer), with your big and rather festive pattern of clothing. That way, you will create a great harmony of the patterns play, without making you look like a clown. For the second way to dress in a full-pattern outfit, it's save to pull up one theme outfit with repetition of similar patterns. On the photo below, you can see how similar pattern used can definitely draw attentions to your outfit! Either way, just free your creativity up in the air and don't hesitate to try your luck in mixing the unexpected patterns, just like blogger, Keiko Lynn from Brooklyn who mixed up white polka dots shirt with vintage floral pants and accentuate the outfit with her sweet sweater pattern (see her below!). You'll never know how much nice the will look on you!

Sweet patterns play by blogger, Keiko Lynn


Then, the second tips is...

It's pretty important to wisely choose the color palette on your full-patterns outfit. Since the pattern clothing itself will has several colors, it's rather hard to combine different colors on the other pattern mix for your outfit. The easiest way is to use monochrome palette like Keiko Lynn on her outfit shown on photo below. To spice it up a little bit, you could use her idea to wear shocking color combo, like her bright yellow and neon turquoise bag. If you choose to play around with the colors, here's some inspiration to mix your colorful outfits for the upcoming Spring season:





Last but not least, 

As for your accessories, you could go bold by using patterned bag, belt, or even eye-popping mix-patterns shoes. The tips is to repeat one theme of your pattern mix, for example, if your go with abstracts with floral, then you can choose to wear floral patterned bag. This repetition could be on colors of your pattern pieces. Example, you can go bold with mixing the third different pattern on your mixed-pattern outfit, but harmonizing them in the same color template. The other way is to ease down the whole look of your full-pattern outfit by using basics with single color or two tones colors. Either ways, you should reckon on the first two tips above in choosing your pattern and color play. ;)






And yes, Japanese and Korean streetsyles inspire us the most on wearing full-patterns outfit, with unique and unexpected use of pattern, color, and even style mix.


For the last part, you guys should click play on the runway video below. It's a super creative patterns mix with amazingly creative runway concept by young Japanese designer, Keiichi Muramatsu, on his Spring 2012 collection show in Tokyo Fashion Week. We really love the sweet live music on his runway show by a Japanese mucisians named Kuricorder Quartet. Go click!



Source of images & video:
everlasting-sprout.com
dailymotion.com

So see you and remember,



34 comments:

CINDY TANUWIJAYA said...

everything's so amazing <3 <3
Love your post <3

@cindytanuwijaya
http://cindytanuwijaya.blogspot.com

Vhallah A. said...

Great tips!

Yes, I'm totally agree with you. Mixing patterns sometimes can be tricky, waaaay to tricky. But when you do it right, it'll look fab! :)

- MrVhallah.com -

QT said...

Lovely post!

Fenny said...

WOWW! awesomeee!!!! lovee thiss!!

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Blonde hair, Blue jeans said...

this is a greatpost, inspirational and useful! :)

ps: i love your blog header!

Bea said...

thanks alot for your sweet comment!
great post!
-Bea


http://fantasy-meets-reality.blogspot.com/

Kat said...

so many beautiful prints and clothes and people! :D

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Katherine said...

Love those outfits and gorgeous prints :)

Sunny & Star said...

I love pattern mixing. All of your pictures are amazing.

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LaaFemmeNIKIta said...

this is SUCH a great post! so many great tips for mixing and matching! I am trying to pick out some spring prints so when it finally warms up, I can wear it! <3

aki! said...

These look great but I could not step out of my house in that. I'd be way too self-conscious.

I am very much impressed with people who wear these. I'm pretty bad at incorporating pattern, but I'll take these tips at a smaller scale. Thanks!

Following back!

Angelica Hennata said...

amazing!! Love this post!!

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Mitha Komala said...

nice tips, thanks a lot! i love patterns but i dont think so too much patterns on me will look good :p

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Lizzie said...

Awww, thank you so very much for the sweet comment and following my blog :)

I LOVE pattern combos like these; so fun, interesting and unique!

xo
Lizzie
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AuL Howler said...

Awesome!

Monica Kwok said...

Love this post! You've got a good eye.

Yours,
Monica

Please check out my blog at www.monicakwok.com

Rachel said...

Love the look of your blog!

vionashu said...

I love ur blog :D great info ! Thanks and followed ;)

CINDY TANUWIJAYA said...

haii, thanks foe your sweet comments on my blog. i followed you in last week if i am not mistaken. <3 <3

Thanks for your info, and i love your post a lots <3

@cindytanuwijaya
http://cindytanuwijaya.blogspot.com

lovelace said...

Hi!!! Thank you sooooo much for comment & following! Of course, I'm followin' you back!!! This post rocks and is soooo inspiring!!! Can't wait for spring to wear mixed patterns!!! Awesome blog!
Enjoy & lots of fun!!!
Cheers
Anika

Aurelia (A Pretty Life) said...

Beautiful outfits, a lot od inspirations, Great post. I am following your blog pls visit mine, I hope you will follow back
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Gabriele said...

Love this post, love mixing patterns.
I like your blog a lot, dear! I am following it now with bloglovin.

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have a nice day!!

littlemissandrea said...

Thank you for posting these tips! I love getting inspiration from others` outfits :)

Following you now - would love if you do the same for me!

famoody said...

love your blog:)Maybe we can follow each other?

Agnes

Julia Sh. said...

You have always awesome posts! Really lovely photos and inspiration is coming from it.
Thanks for always stopping by my blog, sorry, if I am not able to make my comments always, I really want to, but right now there is very hard time in my life and I just keep studying and dying. So maybe in some weeks I will be more active.

MUCH LOVE,
Julie - http://juliechoice.blogspot.com/ :)

Arnold Teja said...

Nice tips! Love the patterns!

xx

wigga said...

so much thanks for your comment! it was really nice to see it :)) I'm your follower now! :)

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Mila de Illusoire said...

Lovely post, I love your blog!:-)
Would you like to follow each other? M.

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Marcela Gmd said...

Great post!! I like your blog!!
Besos, desde EspaƱa, Marcela♥

kathy said...

love this post!
i haven't really tried mixing prints before, but you've inspired me :)
xxx

eddie said...

those photos are so inspiring ! that'd mean a lot to me if you follow my blog :)

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